What have we all been playing recently?

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by ironicBonds, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    Samsho 2019 and Animal Crossing New Horizons. BF and I played some of Kirby Star Allies today and now I'm fucking with Kenshi. I am completely baffled and homeless and mining for copper for a horrible shack so I can research for...

    Some. Reason? Kenshi is a game with an extremely open world. As in you don't even get like a main quest. You are just plopped into the post-apocalypse and told to do what you please.
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  2. Deresto

    Deresto Just a critter

    You had me at extremely open world! Is the character creation relatively expansive? Let's say it's 1 to 10; 1 being "there's a few templates that you can pick skin tones and hair styles from" and 10 being "this game would work really well as a monster factory episode".

    I pretty much completely and utterly ignore main storylines in RPGs that'll let me, so it just letting you do whatever is my jam
  3. tinyhydra

    tinyhydra a dingus

    Started tooling around in Oxygen Not Included again, remembering how I'm way too dumb for this game. My base is absolute garbage.
  4. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    I am so glad to see people getting into Kenshi. I was playing it back before the world was added, when it was just a desert with three main cities and a couple smaller ones.

  5. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    There are a lot of sliders in the character creation. I haven't fucked with these really. I just kind of hit randomize all for a bit and then said fuck it let's go. But it looks like you can futz about with shit to a good degree. It's also a squad based game so the first character you make isn't the only one you'll be playing as (assuming you survive to recruit anyone else). You can eventually work up to like having your own whole ass town and shit.

    A thing to note is that the game is kind of a performance nightmare because like the world is this persistent AI nightmare. So it's suggested that, if you do not have the recommended 16 gigs worth of ram, that you go out and get some mods to help. There's a mod that compresses the textures, for example. I've got 8 gb worth of ram and with mods it seems to be doing fine. It takes a bit to load in new areas, but not too long and it's not like chugging along. These you can find pretty easily by googling 'kenshi recommended mods' or something similar.


    you know of it then

    I learned about it on youtube and was like 'oh huh that sounds fucking weird and neat'. It was the Skin Bandits that sold me, really. Like shit's just kind of weird and neat in general, but those fellows really grabbed at my heart because just...what the fuck.

    So far I am wandering around as a Scorchlander named...Paste. I have built a ramshackle hut outside of Squin and am building a loom to...some end. I am not sure what really. But I am building it dammit. My initial goal here is to just...fuck around the first time through. Before I go and look into guides. Since I'm honestly rather entranced by the concept of just...you go out there and make your own fun and find out what to do. As opposed to being carefully guided along.
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  6. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I keep playing Civ VI in search of some of the rarer achievements on Steam, and I usually get distracted from the mission at hand to do something else.

    Trying to get a diplomacy victory? I will spend the next few hundred years conquering Alexander, because he keeps declaring war on me, until I notice Robert is rushing to a space victory (in 1854, Robert, why is your land covered in solar panels while you build space ports in every city? It is 1854, Robert) so I rush to make spies and sabotage everything he's doing while pumping my all into rushing into space even faster... and then I get the diplomacy win anyway.

    Trying to get a conquest victory in a huge map? Boy oh boy, did you say it's time for me to obsess about making and spreading my religion instead of building armies or attacking people? (I am bad at attacking people, I like to make money and learn and trade with everyone). And then after a few hours of playing, I decide I don't like the map, and start with a new one. I've done this like six times. I am never going to finish a conquest game on a huge map unless I make it start in a relatively modern age with very few opponents.
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  7. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    I should really get Civ VI; last I played was IV
  8. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    I very like some of the stuff they did with this version, the different sorts of victory conditions can make different playstyles more doable.
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  9. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    So Much Destiny2 (i blame the fridndscord for luring me in with good OCs and lore)
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  10. Morven

    Morven In darkness be the sound and light

    Finally getting into Dwarf Fortress (thank @Aondeug).
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  11. garden

    garden lucid dreamer

    have finally returned (after like a year) to playing Ace Attorney, at my brother’s behest; finished Trials and Tribulations a few days ago, now playing Investigations 1 (playing as Edgeworth... my dream come true)
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  12. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    fallout 4. in a love-hate relationship with settlement building.
  13. Bunny

    Bunny aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Dead Cells. Enough that I have some serious tetris effect going on with it when I'm trying to sleep.

    So fun tho
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  14. HonestlyVan

    HonestlyVan a very funny person who never tells jokes

    We recently finished the Foundation DLC for Control. I lost my whole fucking mind about that game in September when I played it and it's been sitting under my skin since then and I have been failing over and over to write anything sensible about it because. Wow, y'all, it is an experience

    and the DLC was really good -- quite a bit more linear than I hoped, it's really just a run-through of another "stage" in the Oldest House, but the lore in it was good, and I think the voice they gave post-"graduation" Jesse worked really well.
    I was also extremely "!!!!" about the new Northmoor content, because he was fascinating to me during our initial playthrough, and his fate informed my interpretation of Trench quite a lot. Finding out that he was effectively possessed by the Board and that the Bureau could have found way more out about the Oldest House during their first incursion if not for that fact was a really good throw-it-in detail.

    It also makes me wonder a lot about Jesse's eventual fate because so far the House has seemed a lot more... favourable and concordant with her than with any of the other Directors, as far the Board has led us to believe. Like, the Board has to physically anchor itself into the Oldest House, in a pretty violent-looking manner, and also can only really reach points along the leylines except for Jesse herself who seems to be a living booster. And she has Polaris, which lets her manipulate the leylines freely. Could the House push the Board out if it wanted to with her help? Does the Bureau need the Board, or the Board the Bureau?
  15. Anomal(eee)

    Anomal(eee) Grumblepunk Gremlin

    Got my bf to download SWL to play with me, heck yeah B)
    Also we're looking at playing this cute little terrain puzzle co op game called Bipeds, more on how much I will probably suck at that @10
  16. kleric

    kleric Member

    I played Game Dev Tycoon for six hours (whoops) (in my defense, adhd time blindness) and proceeded to continue playing it in my goddamn dreams. *bleary facerub* Got the 11/10 before 4x10 though. Enough of that for a whiöe. Back to Minecraft it is, I think nobody has touched our poor server in weeks.
  17. littlepinkbeast

    littlepinkbeast Imperator Fluttershy

    It looks like a really interesting game, can you play as a female character? How frustrating/punishing is it if you don't know what you're doing, or get killed, or are just having trouble finding resources?
  18. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    You can play as a female character and there are gameplay ramifications for this in terms of faction shit. In terms of how punishing...The developer stated that while working on the game he viewed himself as the player's enemy. Things like quest markers and detailed tutorialization* do not exist. There is no guiding questline or purpose to your existence. It took me like a day to figure out how to get armor.

    *There are tutorials for certain things that pop up once you are like dealing with those things. But the game won't bring up, say, the building tutorial unless you activate building or go looking for the tutorials. And none of these tutorials will really go beyond telling you the bare basics of how to build. You're not really given like tips on this shit.
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  19. littlepinkbeast

    littlepinkbeast Imperator Fluttershy

    is there a way to make Tenshi stay fullscreen? It keeps going windowed whenever i click outside of what would be its window size.
  20. Helen of Boy

    Helen of Boy Hugcrafter Pursuivant

    I've gotten back into Super Mario Maker 2 with the latest update. I'm gonna make a world, now! Well, I'm almost done the first, actually... but I'm gonna make 8 worlds! 5 levels each! Not just reusing old ones (though I'll do a little of that, it's not like my output was immense) but crafting them to try and tell a story. A Mario story. As best I can with the mechanics, the limitations of the game, and my poor ability to make contraptions work.
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